WWF Seek Global Support to Persuade UNESCO to add ‘Seasons’ to the World Heritage list

The Norwegian branch of the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, working with clothing company Bergans, have launched an initiative to ‘Save the Seasons’ in a bid to have them added, and thus preserved, as part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Pyramids, temples, Stonehenge, reefs and… seasons? Everything previously included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list is either […]

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World’s Longest Ski Run is Skiable in Full Less Often as Climate Change Bites

What’s generally regarded as the world’s longest lift-accessed ski run, the famous Vallée Blanche above Chamonix, looks set to lose its status, for a large part of the winter at least, as climate change melts away the Mer de Glace glacier beneath it. The occasionally 20km long run, with a potential vertical descent of around […]

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Ischgl Declared ‘Climate Neutral’

The Austrian Tirol ski resort of Ischgl has been declared climate-neutral by the German company ClimatePartner, which is described as, “the leading solution provider for climate protection measures.” Ischgl’s lift operators, Silvrettaseilbahn AG, have both worked to reduce their company’s CO2 emissions and offset the remaining CO2 through ClimatePartner, with the company then declaring Ischgl, […]

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Chalet Company Gets Greener

Chalet holiday company Ski Beat has introduced new 100% recycled, second use R-PET plastic containers for the L’Occitane shampoo, shower gel and body lotion used within its fifty nine ski chalets in the French Alps. The move ensures that containers used for the toiletries are 100% recyclable with no production of plastic involved.  The bottles […]

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Pejo Goes Plastic Free

Italian ski centre Pejo, a ski and thermal spa resort in Trentino’s Stelvio National Park, is claiming to be the first in the world to ban the use of single use plastics. That means no plastic cutlery, plates, straws, glasses, bottles or even sachets of ketchup are permitted in the valley. The move came after […]

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